The Talent’s Voice

1807, 2022

The Talent’s Voice: Coaching Your Temp

By |July 18th, 2022|

When my life aspirations were derailed by Covid, a staffing firm helped me bring my new plans to life. Here’s my story.

I was captain of my high school football team in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, and had hoped to be recruited to play in college. But Covid sacked my senior season, and college opportunities […]

2003, 2022

The Talent’s Voice: The Driver’s Seat

By |March 20th, 2022|

I wouldn’t be where I am today without temporary gig work. In fact, being a gig worker is what piqued my initial interest in Wonolo, an online job marketplace. At first, I used the platform to find temporary gigs. Now, as a customer success associate at Wonolo, I work with companies using the platform to […]

1402, 2022

The Talent’s Voice: Personalized Care

By |February 14th, 2022|

I am a registered nurse working in labor and delivery through a travel nurse staffing provider. The thing I love most about the labor and delivery unit is that I can focus all my attention and support on one patient and can truly offer personalized care to that patient and make a difference for them.

That […]

1910, 2021

The Talent’s Voice: Leap of Faith

By |October 19th, 2021|

This pandemic has changed everyone’s lives in so many ways. 2020 was when we learned that flexibility and perseverance was the only way we were going to survive, and my life is a testament to that.

For three years I worked at my aunt’s insurance agency, enjoying decent pay for once in my life. I had […]

1705, 2021

The Talent’s Voice: Every Step of the Way

By |May 17th, 2021|

I finally landed my dream job, but it’s been a journey that that includes a college career cut short, a pandemic-related furlough, continued commitment to personal and professional growth, patient persistence — and a helpful recruiter and staffing firm.

Last year, I had a corporate job working as an executive assistant for a hotel in New […]

2303, 2021

The Talent’s Voice: Improve Your Rep

By |March 23rd, 2021|

As SIA President Barry Asin says, “The highest service we can perform is finding a job for a person in need,” drawing on the words of Moses Maimonides, a Jewish philosopher of the Middle Ages. And that’s what this industry does. Through our work, the SIA editorial team sees the value the industry provides, that […]

2107, 2020

The Talent’s Voice: Fork in the Road

By |July 21st, 2020|

With the global pandemic, I am in the same unfortunate position as 40 million other Americans. I was also a casualty of the 2008 recession, after which I found a career I loved, working with clients on their workforce solutions. This time looks and feels vastly different — scary and crippling are two words that […]

1905, 2020

The Talent’s Voice: Combat to Consulting

By |May 19th, 2020|

I found my fresh start in life at a job fair that catered to Army veterans, where I was invited to apply for a job training program run by Work Opportunity Solutions and sponsored by Diversant. Here’s the story of how I made the transition from military to civilian life, learning many things in combat […]

2303, 2020

The Talent’s Voice: Full Circle

By |March 23rd, 2020|

Over the last 30 years, I can safely say I’ve written, directed and produced content for nearly every category in nearly every medium — except for skywriting and fortune cookies. In terms of ad agencies, I’ve burned the midnight (and sometimes morning) oil at a variety of shops, large and small, in New York and […]

1902, 2020

The Talent’s Voice: Your Own Backyard

By |February 19th, 2020|

When I started my job search after I earned my degree, I did not know of any local staffing agencies and had to find out about them through the internet. That’s unfortunate, because I believe staffing agencies play a role in society that benefits individuals and the communities that they are in and can help […]